Explorator 25.17 ~ August 14, 2022

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo, Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week(as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Pondering whether Neanderthals made art:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/did-neanderthals-make-art/

Something about homo sapiens’ lack of ‘vocal lips’ contributing to the development of speech:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/11/science/language-humans-primates.html

More on comparing Neanderthal and sapiens brain development:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/neanderthal-human-brain-development/
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AFRICA
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Feature on the Warrior Women of Dahomey:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/dora-milaje-dahomey-warriors-amazons
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Egypt has completed restoration of the golden shrine at Medinet Habu:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/118183/Golden-Shrine-of-Luxor%E2%80%99s-Habu-Temple-restored-to-its-original
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/08/egypt-restores-golden-shrine-ancient-temple-luxor

A letter of Howard Carter is being used to suggest he stole Tutankamun’s treasure:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/aug/13/howard-carter-stole-tutankhamuns-treasure-new-evidence-suggests
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/archeologist-tutankhamun-tomb-stolen-treasure-b2144562.html

Feature on Merneptah’s destruction of Gezer:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/pharaoh-merneptahs-destruction-gezer/

Feature on the causes of Egypt’s decline:

https://www.history.com/news/decline-ancient-egypt-causes

Feature on the relations between Egypt and the Neo Assyrian Empire:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/08/neo-assyrian-empire-egypt

A month-long survey of the Qalaichi site (former capital of the Mannaean Kingdom):

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/475610/Archaeologists-finish-survey-on-previous-capital-of-Mannaean

More on the deciphering of Linear Elamite:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-714651
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-12/ty-article/.premium/mysterious-script-reveals-one-of-the-oldest-alphabets-in-the-world/00000182-8bd3-d9bc-affb-ebdf26270000
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/linear_elamite_deciphered/

Remains of a major Parthian era settlement near Baghdad:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/08/10/archaeologists-uncover-ancient-city-and-hundreds-of-artefacts-close-to-baghdad

A 7800 years bp female ‘fertility figurine’ from Ulucak Hoyuk (Turkiye):

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/7800-year-old-female-figurine-found-in-turkiyes-izmir
https://arkeonews.net/7800-year-old-female-figurine-discovered-in-ulucak-hoyuk-in-western-turkey/

An inscription mentioning the Phrygian capital of Gordion by name was found during excavations there:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/1st-inscription-bearing-name-gordion-unearthed-in-turkish-capital
https://arkeonews.net/an-inscription-with-the-name-of-the-ancient-city-was-found-at-the-excavation-site-in-gordion-the-capital-of-the-phrygians/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64838

Feature on the underground city at Derinkuyu:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220810-derinkuyu-turkeys-underground-city-of-20000-people

A conference in Jordan brings coverage of W. Smith’s paper on pilgrim routes in ancient Abila:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/scholar-explores-pilgrim-routes-ancient-abila

… and Cheryl Makarwicz’ research on the pre-pottery Neolithic A site at Sharara:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/sharara-witnessed-hunter-gatherers%E2%80%99-transformation-early-sedentary-lifestyle-%E2%80%94-scholar

… and news of a manual on pottery of Jordan:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/manual-pottery-jordan-launched

More on the identification of the location of the Roman artillery attack on Jerusalem’s wall:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-714108
https://www.timesofisrael.com/proving-josephus-research-on-roman-ballistics-confirms-second-temple-battle-account/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-07/ty-article-magazine/archaeologists-pinpoint-a-source-of-roman-artillery-attack-on-ancient-jerusalem/00000182-789c-d428-a1e6-fcdfaf340000
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/archaeological-proof/2022/08/07/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/archaeologist-identifies-position-of-roman-siege-engines-used-during-attack-on-jerusalem/144375

More on a mosaic lending weight to claims of el-Araj being the Bethsaida of Peter and company:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/archaeologists-find-st-peters-birthplace-273m7cwhs
https://www.timesofisrael.com/inscription-points-to-sea-of-galilee-site-as-st-peters-home-say-researchers/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-10/ty-article-magazine/archaeologists-find-entreaty-to-st-peter-in-early-church-by-sea-of-galilee/00000182-8762-d8ab-a3b3-e77f7f870000

More on the IDF ‘accidentally’ rediscovering a Byzantine convent:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-01/ty-article-magazine/israeli-soldiers-accidentally-discover-byzantine-convent-while-training-again/00000182-5892-d739-afe2-5cbf730c0000

Feature on Carolina Aznar’s work with the Southern Plain of Akko Project:

https://www.slu.edu/madrid/news/2022/archaeologist-sheds-light-on-late-bronze-age-economics.php

Feature on Judean desert life in the Chalcolithic era:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-12/ty-article-magazine/.highlight/archaeologists-get-close-and-personal-with-a-man-who-lived-6-000-years-ago/00000182-92d6-d551-a7b3-f7fe08d30000

Feature on the origins of the Philistines:

https://www.archaeology.org/issues/473-2207/features/10600-levant-philistine-origins

Feature on renewed excavations at a Byzantine church associated with the biblical Hannah:

https://aleteia.org/2022/08/09/byzantine-nunnery-dedicated-to-the-biblical-hannah-is-accidentally-rediscovered-in-israel/
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-israel/biblical_hannah_horvat_hani/

OpEddish sort of thing about ‘destruction’ of Jewish heritage sites:

https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/08/09/jewish-heritage-sites-are-being-destroyed-and-the-state-couldnt-care-less/

… which seems related to Palestinian plans for a national park at Tel Orma (which includes a Hasmonean fortress site):

https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/08/03/palestinians-announce-plans-to-build-park-on-ancient-jewish-site/

Another OpEd on ‘occupation archaeology’:

https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/editorial/2022-08-11/ty-article-opinion/occupation-archaeology/00000182-8e8c-d68b-a3e2-ff8d3bf40000

Meanwhile, Bar-Ilan University is conducting digs in Palestinian territory at Khirbet Tibnah:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2022-08-10/ty-article/.premium/israeli-university-holds-archaeological-dig-in-west-bank-area-claimed-to-be-palestinian/00000182-7744-d2f5-a3e6-ff5d52080000

See also a feature on archaeology as resistance in the Gaza Strip:

https://scoopempire.com/archaeology-as-resistance-in-the-gaza-strip/

I think we mentioned this 8000 years bp settlement site at al-Faw (Saudi Arabia):

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/al-faw-saudi-arabia-prehistoric-settlement-1234636202/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/ancient-arabia-settlement-2158459
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This Week in the Ancient Near East Podcast:

https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Results of a study of the 4th/3rd century BCE tumulus of Laona (Cyprus) suggests it was a ‘lasting mega-monument’:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/08/12/laona-burial-mound-was-hiding-a-lasting-mega-monument-archaeologists-find/

A 4th century BCE mosaic find from Arta:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/10/4th-century-bc-mosaic-arta/

The gate to the Temple of Zeus at Magnesia was excavated:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/07/gate-to-temple-of-zeus-unearthed-in-magnesia-turkey/

Assorted structures emerged from the Campo della Fiera site (Italian):

https://www.ansa.it/umbria/notizie/2022/08/10/ancora-sorprese-dallarea-archeologica-campo-della-fiera_9b43ddbb-23d7-4a64-8ab6-9a3bbe8fb2cb.html

Finds of various Roman remains (including a ‘trackway’) have extended a road closure in Swindon:

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/20620346.wanborough-road-closure-swindon-extended-roman-remains-found/

The ‘boiler room’ of the Roman baths at Metropolis were excavated:

https://arkeonews.net/the-boiler-room-of-the-bath-in-the-ancient-city-of-metropolis-was-unearthed/

Roman-era carved marble blocks from Prusias ad Hypium:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/romen-era-marble-blocks-found-in-turkeys-prusias-ad-hypium

… including a scene of Acteon being devoured by his dogs (maybe):

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64825

More (2nd century?) Roman finds from Brough:

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/roman-riches-found-again-brough-7383872

Plenty of ‘mostly Roman stuff’ from a dig at Aylsham:

https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/aylsham-roman-project-2022-dig-9206532

Another Roman bridge find, this time on the via Tiburtina:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/roman-bridge-discovered-during-road-works-in-rome.html
https://initalia.virgilio.it/roma-scoperto-antico-ponte-via-tiburtina-62742
https://www.archeomedia.net/roma-dai-cantieri-della-tiburtina-emergono-i-resti-di-un-ponte-di-epoca-imperiale/

… and another Roman-era fish processing site, this time at Lixus (Morocco):

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2022/08/350713/new-archeological-discoveries-found-on-traces-of-ancient-fish-salting-port-of-lixus

Gladiator burials (it seems) from Anavarza (Turkiye):

https://www.dailysabah.com/gallery/rare-gladiator-tombs-found-in-ancient-city-in-southern-turkiye/images
https://arkeonews.net/rare-gladiator-tombs-were-discovered-in-the-ancient-city-of-anavarza-in-southern-turkiye/

Overviewish piece after completion of 15 seasons of excavations at the Plaza de la Constitucion in Cartama (8th century BCE to Roman):

https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/guadalhorce-valley/archaeological-excavations-cartama-20220807102556-nt.html

Some 4th century Roman sarcophagi have gone on display in Ashkelon:

https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/gorgeous-4th-century-roman-sarcophagi-go-on-display-in-ashkelon/2022/08/11/

A study of layered limestone deposits in Roman aqueducts:

https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/1338472145
https://phys.org/news/2022-08-layered-limestone-deposits-unique-insight.html

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-05158-2
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/books/edited-volume/2351/chapter-standard/132712358/Depositional-and-diagenetic-history-of-travertine

Latest site revealed by receding waters is a (known) Roman military camp in Galicia (Spain):

https://www.thelocal.es/20220812/in-pictures-drought-in-spain-intensifies-as-roman-fort-uncovered/
https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2022/08/11/in-pics-drought-reveals-full-extent-of-roman-camp-as-reservoir-waters-recede-in-galicia-northwestern-spain/

Feature on use of 3d technology at the excavations at Heloros (Sicily):

https://www.usf.edu/news/2022/3d-technology-used-to-explore-an-ancient-greek-city.aspx

Feature on restoration and other archaeological work at Sardis:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/womens-touch-on-sardis-ancient-city-176033

Latest on plans for shelters to protect some mosaics found at Paphos:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/08/12/shelters-for-paphos-mosaics-a-step-closer/

More on the ‘unique’ Roman villa site found at Scarborough last year being reburied:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64834
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/ancient-roman-villa-england-reburied-1234636331/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-rebury-first-of-its-kind-roman-villa-180980535/

More on the ‘middle class’ finds at the House of the Lararium in Pompeii:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11091003/Archaeologists-discover-new-rooms-home-Pompeii-providing-glimpse-middle-class-life.html
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2022/08/09/new-pompeii-discoveries-shed-light-on-middle-class-roman-lifestyle/
https://www.timesofisrael.com/fresh-pompeii-discoveries-shed-light-on-the-citys-lower-classes/
https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-08-06/salen-a-la-luz-en-pompeya-apartamentos-de-la-clase-media-repletos-de-objetos-intactos.html
https://www.newsweek.com/new-discovery-ancient-pompeii-reveals-secrets-roman-society-1732105
https://www.euronews.com/2022/08/07/pompeii-new-discoveries-lift-lid-on-lives-of-roman-citys-middle-class
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/08/07/pompeii-ancient-roman-city-excavation/10260720002/
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/pompeii-discoveries-lift-lid-lives-155456560.html
https://gizmodo.com/pompeii-house-of-lararium-1849384557
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/pompeii-archaelogy-discovery-house-of-the-lararium-1234635963/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64811
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/excavation-reveals-lifestyle-of-roman-middle-class-in-pompeii/144367
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/excavations-shed-light-on-the-everyday-life-of-pompeiis-middle-class-180980558/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10720-220809-italy-pompeii-lararium

More on the various finds from San Casciano dei Bagni:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/san-casciano-dei-bagni-thermal-baths-relics-scn/index.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/etruscan-healing-fertility-offerings-discovered-sacred-tuscany-hot-spring-1234636433/
https://arkeonews.net/an-extraordinary-votive-treasure-was-unearthed-in-the-ancient-roman-bath-sanctuary-of-san-casciano-dei-bagni-in-italy/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10727-220811-italy-hot-springs

More on ‘rigged’ Roman dice:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-early-romans-lopsided-dice.html
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/why-ancient-romans-used-sketchy-lopsided-dice-to-gamble-and-play-board-games/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10722-220809-roman-irregular-dice

More on recent finds from the Antikythera shipwreck:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-14/archaeologists-explore-mysteries-of-the-antikythera-shipwreck/101310786

Feature on Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow’s work with Roman sanitation systems:

https://www.brandeis.edu/magazine/2022/summer/featured-stories/aoko.html

Interview with Joel Christensen and Paul O’Mahony on Greek tragedy:

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/08/11/wsxk-a11.html

Review of Sarah Derbew, *Untangling Blackness in Greek Antiquity*:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/does-classics-have-a-future-on-sarah-derbews-untangling-blackness-in-greek-antiquity/

Review of Gasparotto et al, *Rubens: Picturing Antiquity:

https://catholicherald.co.uk/rubens-and-the-classical-world/

Pondering whether Commodus was badly influenced by Stoicism:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/marcus-aurelius-commodus-stoicism/

Feature on UCincinnati’s work at the Griffin Warrior tomb:

https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2022/08/national-geographic-highlights-ucs-archaeological-discoveries-from-ancient-greece.html

Feature on the Antikythera Mechanism:

https://www.livescience.com/antikythera-mechanism

Feature on ancient gender studies:

https://elpais.com/babelia/2022-08-13/el-legado-clasico-en-clave-de-mujer.html

Feature on Livia Drusilla:

https://elpais.com/babelia/2022-08-10/livia-drusila-la-mujer-mas-poderosa-de-roma-traicionada-por-20-siglos-de-misoginia.html

Feature on the Goths, Visigoths, and Ostrogroths:

https://www.livescience.com/45948-ancient-goths.html/

Feature on a massacre of Druids in Anglesey which contributed to Boudicca’s actions:

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/how-massacre-anglesey-druids-paved-24732877

Feature on the origins of the Olympic games:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/08/09/dialogue/the-origins-of-the-olympic-games/

Feature on the Kalash and their purported connections to Alexander:

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/august-september-2022/in-search-of-the-lost-greek-tribe-of-alexander-the-great/

Feature on a ‘magic sphere of Helios’:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/09/magic-sphere-helios-greece/

Feature on Pythagoras:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/12/pythagoras-greek-philosopher-theorem/

Feature on Ptolemy and the astrolabe:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/12/ptolemys-invention-of-the-astrolabe-measured-time-and-the-stars/

Feature on Greeks in India:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/11/ancient-greeks-india-hellenism/

Some factoids on Roman medicine:

https://www.history.com/news/ancient-roman-medicine-galen

This week’s installment of ‘tourists behaving badly’ involves an Australian zipping around Pompeii on a moped:

https://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2022/08/11/tourist-drives-scooter-around-outside-of-pompeii_1fe26548-70a1-46f8-8f2e-c726859f775b.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/tourist-charged-pompeii-ride-b2144419.html
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pompeii-tourist-moped/index.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11108367/Australian-tourist-arrested-riding-moped-ruins-Pompeii-branded-barbarian.html
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2022/08/new-digging-at-pompeii-reveals-how-the-middle-class-lived-in-79-ad/

A Sunday Times survey suggests folks would like to see the Parthenon Sculptures returned:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/08/britain-sunday-times-readers-say-yes-to-the-return-of-the-parthenon-sculptures/
https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/08/sunday-times-readers-want-parthenon-sculptures-repatriated-to-greece/
https://www.thenationalherald.com/british-poll-shows-greece-should-get-the-parthenon-marbles-back/
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/08/08/london-times-readers-give-parthenon-marbles-back-to-greece/

OpEddish things on changing opinions about the Parthenon Sculptures:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/13/parthenon-sculptures-times-changing/
https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/08/14/the-last-days-of-the-elgin-marbles/

… and an opinion piece with a paywall in the way:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/08/is-the-british-museum-losing-its-elgin-marbles-by-choice/

… and one suggesting the sculptures should be kept:

https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/article/history-elgin-marbles-british-values-museum-greece

The ‘crux’ of the issue for the Greeks is the 1963 Museum Act:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1066/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1066/pub/1066/page/41/article/NaN

More on the ‘replica’ suggestion:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/adding-femicide-to-the-criminal-code-the-nfl-s-sexual-assault-problem-returning-the-elgin-marbles-and-more-1.6541528/greece-wants-its-marbles-back-from-the-british-museum-and-this-digital-archeologist-has-a-solution-1.6541530
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/parthenon-marbles-3-printed-2157443

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-81122

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Roman Archaeology Blog:

http://romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence of a prehistoric hunters’ presence in Huciva Cave (Slovakia):

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/traces-of-prehistoric-hunters-found-in-slovakian-cave/144419

A Tiszapolgar culture burial with plenty of gold rings from Romania:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/researchers-find-prehistoric-grave-containing-169-gold-rings/144425

Evidence that prehistoric Britons used rock crystals to mark burial sites:

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/prehistoric-brits-used-rare-rock-crystals/
https://phys.org/news/2022-08-prehistoric-brits-rare-crystals-burial.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10730-220812-neolithic-rock-crystal

cf: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-archaeological-journal/article/not-all-that-glitters-is-gold-rock-crystal-in-the-early-british-neolithic-at-dorstone-hill-herefordshire-and-the-wider-british-and-irish-context/178B889C1F0443CA2C02ECA6D8BE34DE

Road construction in Hungary has revealed some Bronze Age finds:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/118189/Archaeological-treasures-dating-back-to-Bronze-Age-discovered-in-cemetery

A 2000 years bp dog skull from Long Melford:

https://www.eadt.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/long-melford-sudbury-2000-year-old-skull-found-9208452

Overviewish piece on recent finds relating to medieval Phanagoria:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-09/ty-article/medieval-coin-stashes-by-the-black-sea-hint-at-prosperity-between-invasions/00000182-829b-dfe7-adef-d6dbd3fe0000

10th/11th century pearl jewellery from the Antikva site in Iceland:

https://www.archaeology.org/news/10723-220810-iceland-medieval-artifacts
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/archaeologists-uncover-pearls-and-decorated-beads-in-norse-settlement/144413
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10723-220810-iceland-medieval-artifacts

A tunnel and crypts found (last Fall) beneath a 13th century Knights Templar chapel:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/crypts-discovered-underneath-polish-knights-templar-chapel-180975827/

Well-preserved remains of a 15th century (maybe) kitchen from a town in the Czech Republic:

https://english.radio.cz/uniquely-preserved-medieval-kitchen-unearthed-north-moravia-8758128
https://www.praguemorning.cz/600-year-old-kitchen-discovered-in-the-czech-republic/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64846
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10724-220810-czech-medieval-kitchen

The search for a 16th century Saline church revealed some walls and medieval pottery:

https://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/20616803.west-fife-saline-dig-volunteers-uncover-church-walls-medieval-pottery/

Remains of a ‘clinker-built’ wooden ship (date to be determined) from a site in Oslo:

https://norwaytoday.info/culture/archaeologists-discover-remains-of-rare-and-old-ship-in-oslo/

A 17th century coin and assorted other finds from a dig at Sivy Kamen castle (Slovakia):

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22979429/archaeology-dig-unearths-secrets-of-sivy-kamen-castle.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10731-220812-slovakia-habsburg-ruin

I think we mentioned this 400 years bp Hanseatic League-associated shipwreck from the Trave River in Germany:

https://www.livescience.com/cargo-shipwreck-germany-river
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64876

High hopes after GPR use on some sites in Iceland:

https://partner.sciencenorway.no/archaeology-geological-mapping-iceland/promising-results-with-ground-penetrating-radar-in-iceland/2060715

Finds from various periods (Neolithic to WWII) from an ongoing dig near Sabden:

https://www.burnleyexpress.net/heritage-and-retro/retro/neolithic-flint-blade-and-home-guard-bullets-among-finds-unearthed-on-archaeology-dig-in-ribble-valley-3797054

After a successful fundraising campaign, the Herefordshire Hoard will return to the county:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-62482415

More on human remains from the site of the Batlle of Waterloo:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/08/were-bones-of-waterloo-soldiers-sold-as-fertilizer-its-not-yet-case-closed/

Opeddish thing on the threat to heritage sites in the UK from metal detectorists:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1066/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1066/pub/1066/page/37/article/NaN

Feature on the Argaric culture of the Iberian peninsula:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-08-09/el-argar-el-gran-enigma-de-la-civilizacion-que-se-desvanecio-misteriosamente.html
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Archaeology in Europe News:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

Medievalists.net:

https://www.medievalists.net/category/news/

Viking Archaeology Blog:

http://viking-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A possible depiction of a king at the 4200 years bp Shimao site in Shaanxi:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3188152/scientists-find-what-could-be-face-king-ancient-pyramid-china
https://arkeonews.net/archaeologists-unearth-a-portrait-of-a-king-carved-into-stone-in-a-4300-year-old-chinese-pyramid/

Researchers have identified the ‘formula’ for making bronze in mid-first millennium BCE China:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-decipher-ancient-chemistry-formulas.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/10/metal-making-recipes-ancient-chinese-text-kaogong-ji
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-11/ty-article/researchers-crack-mystery-of-chinese-bronze-formula/00000182-892c-d659-abdf-b97da9560000
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/secret-to-ancient-chinese-chemistry-formulae-deciphered/144399
https://www.inverse.com/innovation/china-metal-formula-secret
https://www.zmescience.com/science/researchers-decipher-mystery-ingredients-in-ancient-recipes-for-bronze-objects-10082022/
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2332880-secrets-of-an-ancient-chinese-recipe-for-bronze-finally-deciphered/
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02130-y
https://www.science.org/content/article/researchers-decipher-mysterious-ancient-recipe-bronze

cf: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/six-recipes-of-zhou-a-new-perspective-on-jin-and-xi/4201C4F138E4826C62545723726F90C3

A half dozen Eastern Han Dynasty burials from Xi’an:

https://english.news.cn/20220812/8bd14d99c9474ab5a3507c42f642b0fc/c.html

Feature on ‘fairies’ from the Sanxingdui site:

https://www.discovery.com/science/faeries-worshipped-discovery

‘Paleolithic’ stone tools from caves in Rayagada:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2022/aug/10/paleolithic-age-tools-found-from-two-caves-in-rayagada-2486044.html

39 copper points dating to 3800 years bp from a site in Uttar Pradesh (not sure about that date):

https://hindupost.in/history/39-ancient-weapons-unearthed-in-mainpuri-up/

A burial urn from Tamil Nadu (1000-600 BCE) included a folded gold diadem and other items:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/a-golden-civilisation-beckons-from-underground-at-adichanallur/article65765364.ece
https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2022/aug/09/asi-unearths-golden-diadem-inside-ancient-burial-urn-in-adichanallur-2485620.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64860
https://arkeonews.net/folded-gold-diadem-discovered-in-ancient-burial-urn-in-southern-india/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10726-220811-india-gold-jewelry

An ongoing dig at Barakiramapandiyapuram village revealed (inter alia) some gold ornaments (Date?):

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2022/aug/12/archaeologists-strike-gold-in-thoothukudi-village-2486678.html

Feature on Sandalwood and its trade in Asia:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3187057/sandalwood-its-history-medicinal-uses-buddhist

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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Plans to examine the wreck of the HMS Buffalo:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/dive-workshop-to-explore-coromandel-shipwreck/462UXRYOV62FUBJWYYHYRLBVFQ/
https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/129511728/divers-to-explore-mercury-bays-vanishing-shipwreck
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NORTH AMERICA
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Latest find from Colonial Michilimackinac include some cufflinks/buttons:

https://www.wxyz.com/news/sleeve-button-set-from-1780s-discovered-at-colonial-michilimackinac
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2022/08/12/cufflinks-found-mackinac-island-more-than-200-years-old/7575330001/
https://www.mlive.com/news/2022/08/mackinac-archaeologists-uncover-green-glass-buttons-from-1781.html
https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article264461156.html
https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/michigan/2022/08/11/archaeological-dig-at-colonial-michilimackinac-turns-up-cuff-links-from-1781/
https://www.9and10news.com/2022/08/10/archaeologists-uncover-sleeve-buttons-in-excavation-at-colonial-michilimackinac/
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article264461156.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10728-220811-michigan-colonial-buttons

Human remains found near a Nashville Civil War fort:

https://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-nashville-neighborhoods-b40fa51aa4ab12b5da43dd51a043f6fb
https://www.columbian.com/news/2022/aug/13/developer-finds-old-human-remains-near-nashville-civil-war-fort/

A 19th century anchor find at Flagler Beach (Florida):

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/history/anchor-1800s-uncovered-on-flagler-beach/77-b2ce4c79-8585-439e-aeed-eab91e49dc80

An archaeological assessment is expected at the Anderson Farm Museum property in Lively (Ontario):

https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/design-build/uncovered-artifacts-trigger-archaeological-dig-outside-sudbury-5672524
https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/uncovered-artifacts-trigger-archaeological-dig-in-lively-5669999

Concerns for the wreck of the Endeavour (off Rhode Island):

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/aug/14/shipwreck-of-captain-cooks-endeavour-being-eaten-by-termites-of-the-ocean-expert-says

More on 12000 years bp footprints in the Utah desert:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-ice-age-footprints-north-america-early.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ice-age-footprints-found-utah-hill-air-force-base/
https://hyperallergic.com/753055/12000-year-old-human-footprints-found-in-utah-desert/
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2022/08/13/like-polaroid-developed-ancient/

… and other ‘ghost’ footprints (and implications for humans in North America

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/mammoth-bones-ghost-footprints-add-heated-debate-first-humans-north-am-rcna40238

… and the mammoths mentioned in the previous item too:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/new-mexico-mammoths-among-best-evidence-for-early-humans-in-north-america/144343

More on the burial of 13 possible Hessian soldiers at Red Bank Battlefield Park:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/08/science/archaeology-red-bank-battle-hessian.html
https://news.yahoo.com/mass-grave-german-mercenaries-fought-173137467.html
https://www.stripes.com/history/2022-08-07/new-jersey-revolutionary-war-mass-grave-6908206.html

Feature on UPenn’s dig at the Pumpkin Lake site (pre-Colonial Native American mound site) in Mississippi:

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article264263696.html
https://www.centredaily.com/news/state/pennsylvania/article264263696.html
https://www.meridianstar.com/region/archaeology-students-study-indian-mound-site-in-mississippi/article_d658884a-8cf7-56d5-b6ca-0b1fce082daf.html

Feature on Brock University’s dig at the Shickluna Shipyard site:

https://www.chch.com/brock-university-students-discover-thousands-of-artifacts-during-archaeological-dig/

Feature on Cambridge Central School’s dig at a trading post site in Upstate New York:

https://poststar.com/news/local/students-excavate-at-early-trading-post-in-washington-county/article_d3a11c8e-18c4-11ed-b781-17e09ba75de9.html

Feature on PSU’s dig at a probable Native American site in the Willamette Valley:

https://www.pdx.edu/news/psu-students-dig-willamette-valleys-past

Feature on the Black burial ground at Colonial Williamsburg:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/07/us/oldest-black-church-excavation-project-reaj/index.html
https://www.cbs58.com/news/colonial-williamsburg-tells-the-story-of-early-american-settlers-but-in-1956-it-paved-over-black-history-to-make-a-parking-lot
https://kion546.com/news/2022/08/07/the-grounds-of-this-historic-black-church-used-to-be-covered-by-a-parking-lot-archaeologists-are-now-excavating-and-analyzing-graves-there/

Feature on the search for the ‘lost’ Scottish colony of Stuarts Town in South Carolina:

https://www.wjcl.com/article/stuarts-town-beaufort-county-scottish-colony/40857610

Feature on the 1862 flood in California:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/08/13/california-great-of-flood-1862-likerihood/10317968002/

In case you missed the DNA story about the origins of feral horses on Assateague:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/07/us/assateague-feral-horses-origin-scn-trnd/index.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/08/06/chincoteague-ponies-spanish-shipwreck-dna/
https://www.npr.org/2022/08/11/1116719293/assateague-island-chincoteague-ponies-maryland-virginia-origin-camping-shipwreck
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1116591003

Not sure where to put this item on the Penn Museum seeking permission to rebury some skulls of Black Philadelphians in its possession:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/09/us/university-pennsylvania-black-skulls-burial.html
https://politpost.com/2022/08/09/penn-museum-to-bury-skulls-of-enslaved-people/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/07/us-university-plans-repatriation-black-american-remains
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/13/us/penn-museum-skulls-black-philadelphians-reaj/index.html
https://www.art-insider.com/archaeology-museum-to-cover-up-the-skulls-of-13-black-philadelphians/4005
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A pair of reliefs of ‘grumpy’ Olmec rulers from Tabasco:

https://www.livescience.com/olmec-contortionist-reliefs-mexico
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-714268
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64868
https://www.iflscience.com/giant-stone-reliefs-show-ancient-olmec-leaders-in-trance-like-state-roaring-like-jaguars-64854
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/archaeologists-unearth-ancient-olmec-reliefs/144363

More on Maya cremation burials associated with the production of pelota balls:

https://www.livescience.com/maya-rubber-balls-cremation
https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-maya-used-ashes-of-rulers-to-make-rubber-balls-some-researchers-suggest

More on that trio of colonial-era burials on rop of the remains of a pre-hispanic temple in Peru:

https://www.digitaljournal.com/world/three-colonial-era-burials-found-in-pre-hispanic-peru-sanctuary/article
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10721-220809-peru-colonial-burials

More on the wreck of the Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas:

https://iflscience.com/gold-treasures-recovered-from-366-year-old-shipwreck-in-the-bahamas-64831

Feature on assorted pre-Columbian engineering feats in the Amazon:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220808-the-ancient-people-who-reshaped-the-amazon

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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas lecture channels on Youtube:

https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Challenging the suggestion human brain size decreased in the 12 century BCE:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220807102043.htm

Feature on the evolution of the Latin script in various languages:

https://www.languagemagazine.com/2022/08/11/evolution-of-the-latin-script-across-ancient-civilizations/

Feature on the archives of Salisbury Cathedral in preparation for an exhibition of some sort:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/08/salisbury-cathedral-archives-reveal-800-years-of-smuggling-threats-and-lying-about

Feature on the 24 ‘most important’ archaeological sites:

https://www.artnews.com/list/art-news/artists/worlds-most-important-archaeological-sites-1234636277/

A project to restore the 15th century Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam:

https://www.ncregister.com/features/the-world-s-first-travel-guide-will-be-restored

A possible ‘secret couple’ on the Titanic:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/08/07/francis-millet-archibald-butt-titanic/

Comparing Gutenberg and Korean printing press results:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-x-ray-elemental-analysis-15th-century-methods.html

An unpublished photo of Edith Stein revealed:

https://aleteia.org/2022/08/13/unpublished-photo-of-edith-stein-discovered-by-accident/

Feature on a manuscript ‘divided’ by India-Pakistan partition:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/08/12/how-partition-divided-a-sufi-manuscript-between-india-and-pakistanand-continues-to-plague-the-regions-heritage

Feature on the six earliest human civilizations:

https://www.history.com/news/first-earliest-human-civilizations

Feature on long-lived people in the past:

https://theconversation.com/old-age-isnt-a-modern-phenomenon-many-people-lived-long-enough-to-grow-old-in-the-olden-days-too-184625

Review of Mark Braude, *Kiki de Montparnasse*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/09/books/review/kiki-de-montparnasse-man-ray-mark-braude.html

Review of David maraniss, *Path Lit by Lightning*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/10/books/review/path-lit-by-lightning-david-maraniss.html
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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The last Salem ‘witch’ has been exonerated:

https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-08-07/salems-last-witch-regains-her-honor.html
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/06/us/salem-witch-trials-exonerated-elizabeth-johnson-cec/index.html

Madison Cawthorn’s use of a Roman analogy was highly criticized:

https://www.newsweek.com/madison-cawthorn-comparing-bidens-fbi-roman-leader-100-wrongexperts-1732607
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PHILOSOPHERS AND MATTERS PHILOSOPHICAL
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On the use and misuse of Socrates:

https://philosophynow.org/issues/151/The_Uses_and_Misuses_of_Socrates

… actually the whole PN issue is about Greek philosophy:

https://philosophynow.org/issues/151
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archives:

https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-08-13/excavating-the-archives-of-the-man-who-uncovered-tutankhamuns-tomb.html

Chroma:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/08/11/ancient-sculptures-colorized-met/

Fall of the Roman Empire:

https://www.dw.com/en/what-led-to-the-downfall-of-the-roman-empire/a-62670728
https://untergang-rom-ausstellung.de/

Fantasy of the Middle Ages:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/08/11/the-fantasy-of-the-middle-ages-at-the-getty-center/

The Wampanoag people are not happy with the Plimoth Patuxet Museums:

https://apnews.com/article/travel-boycotts-education-museums-massachusetts-36eefe66a50099bc8266a06c7717a6d9

A strange museum dispute: the Natural History Museum of LA is seeking the return of a Frankenstein prop from the V&A:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/aug/09/frankenstein-monster-movie-prop-v-and-a-museum-battle
https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/theft-accusation-sparks-l-a-vs-london-battle-for-frankensteins-monster/

OpEddish on the need for ‘transparency’ about museum collections:

https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/repatriation-museums-must-be-transparent-about-collections

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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A 16th century log of swan ownership is coming to auction:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/aug/11/16th-century-log-of-swan-ownership-goes-up-for-auction?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA of ‘extinct pathogens’ suggest disease may have contributed to the collapse of various Bronze Age civilizations:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-evidence-pathogens-ancient-dna-fall.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/thousands-of-years-ago-plague-may-have-helped-the-decline-of-an-ancient-civilization
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10729-220812-bronze-age-disease

DNA is suggesting a ‘steppe’ origin for the Etruscans (sort of):

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/13/dna-study-finds-etruscans-originated-steppes/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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‘Lost in time’ villages in Transylvania:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220807-europes-remote-lost-in-time-villages

Predjama:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/predjama-castle-slovenia/index.html

Paestum:

https://www.stripes.com/living/europe_travel/quick_trips/2022-08-11/paestum-greek-temples-6885235.html

Amalfi coast:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/travel/article/3188236/pompeii-amalfi-coast-itinerary-italy-what-do-and
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Feature on the Passion Play at Oberammergau:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20220809-oberammergau-passion-388-year-old-play-thats-still-going
https://elpais.com/elviajero/2022-08-11/la-obra-teatral-mas-antigua-del-mundo-no-se-ve-en-broadway-sino-en-el-pintoresco-pueblo-aleman-de-oberammergau.html

A non-binary Joan of Arc:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/joan-arc-portrayed-nonbinary-new-production-londons-globe-theatre-rcna42968

Completing Bach’s Little Organ Book:

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/3186868/jazz-spiritual-and-other-musical-styles-blended-bach

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CRIME BEAT
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The dealer/informant Georges Lofti is now wanted for his role in trafficking plenty of antiquities:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/08/arts/design/antiquities-looting-warrant-georges-lofti.html
https://politpost.com/2022/08/08/investigators-say-collector-had-suspect-art-and-lots-of-chutzpah/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/art-dealer-who-exposed-smuggling-accused-of-artefact-theft-29zvk8xrk
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/08/08/arrest-warrant-georges-lotfi-looted-smuggled-antiquities
https://www.thedailybeast.com/georges-lotfi-an-arrest-warrant-has-been-filed-for-antiquities-dealer-georges-lotfi
https://news.yahoo.com/arrest-warrant-filed-antiquities-dealer-141452949.html
https://hyperallergic.com/753205/manhattan-das-office-is-after-its-own-antiquities-trafficking-informant/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/georges-lofti-2157763
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/georges-lofti-antiquities-smuggling-investigation-1234636192/

A 12th century Indian idol stolen in 1971 was recovered in New York:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-62474010

A pile of stolen paintings under a bed in Rio de Janeiro:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/08/10/stolen-tarsila-do-amaral-paintings-police-seize-under-bed-rio

A ‘drug gang’ was arrested in Diyala (Iraq) in possession of a stolen Picasso:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/art-dealer-who-exposed-smuggling-accused-of-artefact-theft-29zvk8xrk

A number of 1000 years bp idols were seized in Tamil Nadu:

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chennai/1000-year-old-antique-idols-seized-in-tamil-nadu-8083651/

Very brief item on the bust of some ‘treasure hunters’ in Sri Lanka:

https://www.sundaytimes.lk/220814/news/treasure-hunters-raided-in-rakwana-491705.html

A suspended sentence for a trafficker of Dacian antiquities:

https://universul.net/final-sentence-established-for-german-trafficer-of-dacian-treasures/

Feature on the police unit in Turkiye which works on antiquities smuggling issues:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archaeologist-police-unit-foils-smuggling-attempt-of-50-000-artifacts-175991

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conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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The Getty will be returning its Orpheus and the Sirens statues (and more items) to Italy:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/aug/12/getty-museum-to-send-stolen-terracotta-statues-back-to-italy
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/12/arts/design/getty-return-three-major-sculptures-italy.html
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-08-11/getty-returning-orpheus-sculptures-italy-stolen
https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-08-12/el-museo-getty-devuelve-a-italia-esculturas-antiguas-que-fueron-obtenidas-ilegalmente.html
https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2022/08/12/getty-to-return-orpheus-and-the-sirens-to-italy_ebd2a734-7495-4b04-87b0-8abc045d589c.html
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/08/11/getty-museum-illegally-excavated-terracotta-orpheus-return-italy
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/getty-orpheus-sculptures-italy-return-art-news/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/getty-museum-returns-orpheus-sculptures-italy-1234636457/

The US is returning a number of items to Cambodia:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/09/us-returns-to-cambodia-dozens-of-antiquities-looted-from-historic-sites
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/08/arts/us-cambodia-looted-antiquities.html
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501130232/30-looted-antiquities-belonging-to-cambodia-returned-by-united-states/
https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/us-attorney-announces-return-30-looted-antiquities-kingdom-cambodia
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/cambodian-artifacts-returned-new-york/index.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/08/09/united-states-cambodia-looted-art/
https://hyperallergic.com/753556/us-returns-30-artifacts-stolen-from-cambodia/
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/united-states-returns-cambodia-30-antiquities-looted-historic-sites-2022-08-08/
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/us-transfers-30-looted-antiquities-back-cambodia-rcna42145
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/cambodian-ambassador-looted-artworks-souls-culture-88119343
https://www.rfi.fr/en/international-news/20220809-us-returns-30-stolen-antique-artworks-to-cambodia
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/douglas-latchford-artifacts-cambodia-return-1234636052/
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/united-states-returns-to-cambodia-30-antiquities-looted-from-historic-sites/47812812
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10725-220810-cambodia-looting-repatriation

… and a related OpEd:

https://www.newsweek.com/cambodia-wants-its-stolen-treasures-back-will-fight-court-them-opinion-1732606

Lebanon returned a number of items to Iraq:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2019366/middle-east

More on the Horniman Museum agreeing to return its Benin Bronzes:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/aug/07/london-museum-horniman-returns-72-benin-treasures-to-nigeria
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-62456366
https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/londons-horniman-museum-return-benin-bronzes-nigeria-2022-08-07/
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/horniman-museum-benin-bronzes-nigeria/index.html
https://www.npr.org/2022/08/07/1116234478/london-horniman-museum-nigerian-art-benin-bronzes
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/horniman-museum-benin-bronzes-repatriation-1234635961/
https://hyperallergic.com/753129/uks-horniman-museum-to-return-72-benin-artifacts-to-nigeria/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/uk-museum-agrees-to-return-looted-benin-bronzes-to-nigeria/2022/08/07/5668daca-165f-11ed-b998-b2ab68f58468_story.html
https://www.dw.com/en/uk-museum-agrees-to-return-looted-benin-bronzes-to-nigeria/a-62736438
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/horniman-museum-benin-bronzes-repatriation-1234635961/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/london-horniman-museum-return-stolen-benin-bronzes-nigeria-180980541/

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n32.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n33.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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David McCullough:

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/08/1116337415/historian-david-mccullough-died
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/08/books/david-mccullough-dead.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/books/archive/2022/08/david-mccullough-death-tribute/671096/

Kamoya Kimeu:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/11/science/kamoya-kimeu-dead.html

John Cooper:

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/nytimes/name/john-cooper-obituary?id=36216861

Jan Longone:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/13/dining/janice-longone-dead.html

Mario Fiorentini:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/11/world/europe/mario-fiorentini-italy-war-hero-dead.html

John C. Rouman:

https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/2022/08/passings-john-c-rouman

Tam Ward:

https://www.glasgowworld.com/news/people/a-fond-farewell-to-tam-ward-3804571

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3198-audio-news-from-archaeologica-special-edition-for-august-7-2022
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

https://www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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